Mark Lane

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Top tanker manufacturer adds second Barnsley site

Tanker manufacturer RTN has opened a second Barnsley factory, putting the South Yorkshire town at the heart of the UK tanker industry.

RTN (Road Tankers Northern) manufactures a range of tankers to the bulk liquid haulage industry and counts Shell, DHL, Tesco and Morrisons among its customers.

The company, founded in 1991, is growing steadily and has expanded its headquarters at Platts Common Industrial Estate at Hoyland and built a new specialist manufacturing facility at nearby Birdwell.

RTN is supported by Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) through the Enterprising Barnsley programme with funding assistance from Barnsley Council.

BBIC’s business team is supporting RTN with lean manufacturing advice and the recent expansion means RTN can now offer tankers to the chemical, pharmaceutical, dairy and brewery industries as well as building specialist bespoke equipment.

In addition, RTN has received support from Barnsley Development Agency to access Regional Growth Fund funding.

Owned by the NWT Group, RTN is recording year on year growth and is set to turnover £11.2m in 2013.

The company has increased its highly skilled workforce from 88 to 126 in two years and plans to recruit a further 15-20 staff this summer.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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